Peaks & Plains roll out Chop-Cloc
Peaks & Plains Housing Trust in Macclesfield is the latest social housing trust to
instal Chop-Clocs in a bid to reduce residents’ heating bills. The Trust have recently
launched a Smart Energy Team who will be delivering a smart energy project to help
and support Trust customers and Cheshire East residents. The main aim of the
project is to help people who are in or about to be in, fuel poverty.
The Smart Energy Team initially trialled and tested Chop-Cloc with
highly successful results, as Kieran Holdcroft, Neighbourhood
Manager for the Trust describes: “I’ve tested Chop-Cloc on a day-by day
basis on a 20 min chop and noted a 17% saving”.
Energy Support Officer for the Trust, Rebecca Parr said “We had some great results
from using the Chop-Cloc, and we were also really impressed with how easy the
device is to use. We’re excited to share this technology with our customers and help
them make real savings on their energy bills.”
In addition to being offered to tenants Chop-Cloc has also been specified for
inclusion in new build developments. Redmond Hodgkinson, Development Officer at the Trust explains, “As part of Peaksand Plains new development programme to build 170 funded and 80 Section 106 homes between 2015-2018, we will be including the Chop-Cloc energy saving device on all suitable properties to increase energy efficiency for our customers”.
Designed by The Chopping Company, the retrofit device cuts heating bills by up to
30%. Chop-Cloc is fitted to the central heating system and programmes it to cut out
for between 15 and 45 minutes in each hour. This makes no difference to how warm
the property feels, but creates a big saving on bills, with an average household
saving over £120 a year and nearly 600kg of CO2 emissions.
“Fuel poverty is at crisis levels. People shouldn’t have to compromise their comfort
and health in order to avoid costly energy bills. Chop-Cloc helps people to control
their energy use and reduce bills by an average of 16%,”We are excited to partner
with Peaks and Plains Housing Trust to deliver the benefits of Chopping” explains
Mark Kerray, CEO at The Chopping Company.